The Captains Winter Is On A Diet

Days Until I Am Married:  241

Current Weight:  182

Getting in shape is a funny thing.  It’s been two weeks since my last writing, and my weight has remained the same.  During this time, my diet and exercise routine has remained the same as it has been since the beginning of the year.  My pants have started fitting better, and I am generally feeling better than usual.  Last week I ran a mile in 8:22, which is the fastest time I’ve had in quite a few years.  Yet, the scale remains the same.  I guess all of the crap I ate at the Superbowl party I attended must have set me back more than I thought.

Speaking of crap and the Superbowl, what a shitty game!  After hearing everyone complain about the bad weather and bad plays during the World Series, I was glad that the Superbowl turned out to be worse.  For the first time in years, I was actually rooting for a Chicago team to win something.  This was mostly because I think Lovie Smith is a great coach.  Of course the Bears were decimated like everyone predicted.  No big loss, I was just glad the Patriots didn’t win.

The Superbowl usually means that a bout winter depression is looming for me, but I haven’t really had a problem so far this year.  The weather is usually what causes me to get down, but it’s hard to complain here.  While last week was the coldest I’ve seen it down here, the temperature has yet to drop into the 30s, and the highs have still been in the 60s and 70s.  There has been a lot of rain, but I’d rather it be rain than snow.

The day before the Superbowl, Megan and I enjoyed our new favorite activity, wine tasting!  There are tons of wine tastings in Sarasota, and most of them are free.  The shop by our place has a monthly tasting with over 50 wines to sample, and they tend to pour rather large samples.  The other exciting news in our neighborhood is that they opened a grocery store within walking distance from our building.  Walking to the store rules almost as much as free booze!

Megan’s Mom was in town this past weekend to help Megan pick out her wedding dress.  I took her out on the boat on Sunday and had a great time yet again.  The breeze off the bay has made boating a bit chilly, but it is still hella fun.  I can’t wait to take the boat out when the weather warms back up.

Besides that, missing Mardi Gras this year has been on my mind.  So In honor of Fat Tuesday next week, I am sharing my “Fat Elvis” picture from my work badge.  This was taken right before I moved to Sarasota, which was the heaviest I’ve ever been.  Viewing that picture alone has been enough motivation to get back in shape.  The funniest thing about the pic is that the shadows make it look like I have huge sideburns, hence the “Fat Elvis.”

However, this pic is nothing compared to my Mullet Trucker’s License.  One day I will dig that up and collectively blow everyone’s mind.  Until then, you’re on notice.


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